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Barracudas Fun Meet is Wednesday The Wilson Barracudas Swim Team will hold its annual Fun Meet on Wednesday, July 30, at Recreation Park Pool, beginning with warm-ups at 5:30 p.m. followed by race ...



Taking initiative
While the Hunt High football players won’t begin practice for a few more days, around a hundred future Warriors (and Golden Demons and Bruins) hit the Hunt practice field Monday evening. The ...



Second to none this time
Saturday’s sixth running of The Battle of Buckhorn Sprint Triathlon had a little something for everyone. There was the collection of first-time competitors, a quartet that turned the proceedin ...



Local flavor in NC Wiffle Ball stars
Last Saturday’s drive to Smithfield for the North Carolina State Wiffle Ball Tournament prompted a revisit to my childhood. Folks, that’s going back in time nearly 60 years. Nonethel ...



The Battle begins anew
As has been the case for each of the five previous runnings of The Battle at Buckhorn Sprint Triathlon, the sixth edition of the event Saturday morning will have some new faces and plenty of repeat pa ...



WCLL 10-11s set for Tournament of State Champions
They’ve compiled a 14-0 record in district and state tournament play over the last two seasons, have received a standing ovation from members of the North Carolina Senate and have again won thei ...



Jr. Golf tourney reveals potential bright future
A wave of promising junior golf talent on the area scene may well be on the way. Certainly, the Boys 15-16 division of the 36th annual Larry Pittman Memorial Wilson County Junior Championship conte ...



Silver Lake still harbors pristine memories
Editor’s note: This is the second of a three-part series. The first cast dropped perfectly into the location I was trying for. The offering must have been ideally suited, as the beetle spin i ...



Ricks reigns again as queen of girls ranks
Kayla Ricks, a rising junior at Fike High School, repeated as female medalist and the Ages 15-18 queen in the final round of the 36th annual Larry Pittman Memorial Wilson County Junior Golf Championsh ...



Abrams sizzles to 68, repeats as Boys medalist in Wilson County Junior Golf Championship
The sweltering heat and humidity, the gnats and game faces showed on Championship Day in the 36th annual Larry Pittman Memorial Wilson County Junior Golf Championship at Wedgewood Public Golf Course o ...



Area brief
Evoshield Canes 14U baseball tryouts set for Aug. 3 The Evoshield Canes 14U travel baseball team hold tryouts for its fall season on Sunday, Aug. 3, at 3 p.m. in Fleming Stadium (300 Stadium Street ...



Abrams-Boyette feuds intensify in round 2 of Jr. Golf tournament
The feud of families in the Boys division of the 36th annual Larry Pittman Memorial Wilson County Junior Golf Championship intensified and turned topsy-turvy in day 2 at Willow Springs Country Club on ...



Happy Tuesday for girls leader Ricks at WSCC
Kayla Ricks, attempting to become an age-group winner for the fourth consecutive year, emerged all smiles — and admittedly happy — at the conclusion of day 2 of the 36th annual Larry Pittm ...



Wilson Recreation Department results
Summer High School Basketball Games from July 15-17 Results Fike – 49 Hunt (JV) – 28 Highlights: Hunt (JV) – T. Dew 12 points, DJ Atkinson and T. Lucas 5 points each; ...



Newcomers land immediate impact
A scary injury influenced Hunt High junior Ben Furiness to look for another sport. After being struck in the eye by a baseball in a game in Fleming Stadium last spring, Furiness speaks of no plans t ...



Fairways and greens
A feud of families is brewing after Monday’s opening round at Wilson Country Club in the 36th annual Larry Pittman Memorial Wilson County Junior Golf Championship. In the Boys Ages 15-16 and 8 ...



Downeast Lady Panthers win USBA national crown
Five players from high schools in The Wilson Times readership area were part of the Downeast Lady Panthers who won the Ninth-Grade Girls American Division title at United States Basketball Association ...



Barracudas Fun Meet set for July 30 at Rec
The Wilson Barracudas Swim Team will hold its annual Fun Meet on Wednesday, July 30, at Recreation Park Pool, beginning with warm-ups at 5:30 p.m. followed by races at 6 p.m. Registration for the e ...



State champs 2.0
KERNERSVILLE — Much of the same group that produced a North Carolina Little League state championship on home soil last year in the Ages 9-10 division reconvened at Kernersville’s Swaim Co ...



Junior golfers set to take annual stage
A check of Wilson’s four golf courses will reveal the presence of more and more youngsters the last several days. Chances are they’re fine-tuning their golfing prowess for the 36th annua ...



Silver Lake, one last time
Editor’s note: This is the first of a three-part series. I grew up in Eastern North Carolina. In my very young days, we did not have daycares or early public schools. In fact, the way kids gr ...



WCLL 9-10s finish state runners-up
MORGANTON — Needing to win twice in as many days to defend its North Carolina Little League Ages 9-10 state championship, the Wilson City Little League all-stars could not get over the first hur ...



WCLL 9-10, 10-11 teams each will play for state titles
MORGANTON — The Wilson County Little League 9-10 all-stars began the North Carolina state championship with a tough 4-3 loss to Rocky Mount-American on Saturday at Catawba Meadows Park. Since ...



Wilson Recreation Department results
Summer high school basketball Games from July 9-14 Results Hunt (Varsity) – 61 Corinth Holders – 33 Highlights: Hunt (Varsity) – J. Gilliam 19 points, S. Hudson 15 poi ...



Area briefs
Not too late to enter wiffle ball tourney Four-member teams are still being accepted for the 26th annual North Carolina Wiffle Ball Tournament, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday in Smithfield̵ ...




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